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Keep Medicine On Hand For Emergencies

October 29, 2012 by  

Keep Medicine On Hand For Emergencies
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Along with other medications to keep on hand, you should stock a year’s supply of any prescription drug needed.

An understanding of the bacteria that cause disease is necessary if you are to prescribe antibiotic treatment. While there are hundreds of bacteria, there are relatively few that that cause most of the problems in people. They can be classified into four classes: gram positive, gram negative, anaerobes and others.

Gram positive bacteria include:

  • Staphylococcus: Causes boils, abscesses, impetigo, wound infections, bone infections, pneumonia, food poisoning and septicaemia.
  • Streptococcus: Causes Strep pneumoniae and the Strep pyogenes. Strep pneumoniae causes pneumonia, ear infections, sinusitis, meningitis, septic arthritis and bone infections. Strep pyogenes causes sore throats, impetigo, scarlet fever, cellulitis, septicaemia and necrotising fasciitis.

Gram negative bacteria include:

  • Neisseria meningitides: Causes bacterial meningitis and may also cause pneumonia and septicaemia. Can be rapidly fatal.
  • Neisseria gonorrhoeae: Causes gonorrhea.
  • Moxella catarrhalis: Causes ear and sinus infections, also chronic bronchitis exacerbations.
  • Haemophilus influenzea: Causes meningitis (especially in children under 5), epiglottis, cellulitis and a sub group cause chest infections.
  • Escherichia coli: Causes urinary infections, severe gastroenteritis, peritonitis (from bowel injury), septicaemia.
  • Proteus sp.: Causes UTIs, peritonitis (from bowel injuries), wound infections.

Anaerobes include:

  • Bacteroides sp.: Causes infections following injury to the bowel or in wound contamination and causes abscess formation.
  • Clostridium sp.: Produces spores and toxins.
  • C. perfringens/C.septicum: Causes gangrene.
  • C.tetani or tetanus: In tetanus and botulism, the damage is from toxins, not the bacteria themselves.
  • C. botulinum. Causes botulism.
  • C. difficille. Causes diarrhea following antibiotics.

Bacteria that fall into the “other” category include:

  • Chlamydia sp. ( C.pneumonia): Causes a type of atypical pneumonia.
  • C.trachomatis: Causes the sexually transmitted disease chlamydia.
  • Mycoplasma pneumonia: Causes atypical pneumonia.

The list of antibiotics and the bacteria they treat most effectively is:

  • Penicillin: For Streptococcal infections, pneumococcal infections, anaerobic infections “above the diaphragm” such as abscessed teeth. This drug is relatively cheap and causes fewer side effects such as diarrhea and vaginitis. Unfortunately, streptococci and pneumococci are increasingly antibiotic resistant.
  • Ampicillin or Amoxicillin: For urinary, middle ear, and lower respiratory infection. This is a broader spectrum penicillin. Staphylococci are usually resistant. Is also available in suspension for children who cannot swallow amoxicillin capsules.
  • Erythromycin ethylsuccinate: For pneumonia or Streptococcal sore throat. It is also of some benefit in Staphylococcal skin infections.
  • Tetracycline: For plague and various other insect-borne infections, urinary infections, bronchitis, infected animal bites, some venereal diseases and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Pregnant women and young children should avoid using this drug, if possible. A more expensive drug in this class is doxycycline. Doxycycline has fewer gastrointestinal side effects and is better absorbed than tetracycline with food in the stomach, but is more likely to sensitize the skin to sunlight.
  • Metronidazole: Very effective against certain protozoans, including amoebae and Giardia, and for anaerobic bacteria such as those that normally inhabit the bowel and the female genital tract. It can be extremely useful in intra-abdominal, pelvic and wound infections caused by such bacteria.
  • Chloramphenicol: For anaerobic infections, typhoid and other Salmonella infections, psittacosis, rickettsial infections, or meningitis due to Hemophilus or Meningococcus. This drug is very well absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and penetrates well into the cerebrospinal fluid (hence, its value in meningitis). However, it causes fatal aplastic anemia in about one in 50,000 persons treated with it, and some drug companies have stopped manufacturing it.
  • Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole DS (Bactrim, Septra): For urinary infections and some types of bacterial diarrhea or as a back-up drug for sinusitis, bronchitis, ear infections (for resistant organisms or allergic patients).

Some other drugs to have on hand — if you can get them — and their uses are:

  • Adrenalin: To treat acute anaphylaxis or drug or other allergy such as bee sting, or for a severe asthma attack.
  • Prednisone: For severe cases of asthma, poison ivy, sunburn and allergic reactions; but it is not a substitute for epinephrine because the response is not fast enough. Use with great caution because steroids depress the immune response, among other side effects; however, the drug can be life-saving.
  • Theophylline preparation: For asthma. Combinations with ephedrine (such as Theodrine), while out of favor these days, may be much cheaper. Theophylline is being used much less often. Tea contains a little theophylline.
  • Prochlorperazine: For nausea and vomiting, this drug also may be of some value in acute psychosis.
  • Phenobarbitol: As a sedative. Caution: Barbiturate addiction is very dangerous; fatal withdrawal reactions have occurred.
  • Xylocaine 1 percent or 2 percent: As a local anesthesia.
  • Acetaminophen with codeine: As a pain reliever in combination with acetaminophen (or aspirin). It also relieves severe cough.
  • Proparicaine ophthalmic solution 0.5 percent: Will anesthetize the cornea of a patient with a foreign body in his eye. Use only once to enable you to remove the foreign body. Continued use may allow severe damage to the eye to occur without the patient’s awareness.
  • Nalbuphine hydrochloride: For relief of severe pain. This drug is considered to have less potential for abuse than morphine because it is also a narcotic antagonist (that is, it will cause acute withdrawal in an addict).
  • Hydrochlorthiazide: Helps to control high blood pressure or congestive heart failure.
  • Nitroglycerin 11150 gr: Helps to relieve angina (heart pain).
  • Lanoxin (digoxin) 0.25 mg: Good for certain cardiac conditions such as congestive heart failure or atrial fibrillation with rapid heart rate.
  • Atropine 0.5 mg/cc (30 cc): Because it speeds the heart rate, this drug is useful in some heart attack victims if they have a profound decrease in pulse. More importantly, it is an antidote to many poisons (such as organophosphate insecticides, some poisonous mushrooms and chemical warfare agents such as tabun and sarin).

And don’t forget the medicines you and your family take every day. You should have a year’s supply of any prescription drug needed. Rotate each year. This is especially important for drugs with a short shelf life, such as insulin. (Insulin lasts about six months at room temperature, but for only two to six weeks at 80 degrees F.)

Finally, don’t forget to have a good supply of common, everyday over-the-counter medications like aspirin or ibuprofen for fever and pain relief,  Kaopectate for diarrhea, Pepto Bismol or Mylanta for stomach maladies, diphenhydramine for insect bites and allergic reactions, cortisone cream for insect bites and skin allergies, and antihistamines for respiratory allergies.

Colloidal Silver

Until the beginning of the development of modern antibiotics in the 1940s, colloidal silver was the natural antibiotic of choice and had been for 50 years. Pharmaceutical antibiotics looked like miracles because, in the beginning, there were no antibiotic-resistant strains of disease organisms. There was a lot of excitement over the new wonder drugs. So naturally, colloidal silver disappeared into the memory hole.

But as there are more and more resistant strains to antibiotics, colloidal silver is reappearing. There is no doubt about the antibacterial and antimicrobial properties of colloidal silver. It is very effective against bacterial infections like Strep throat and flu and fungal infections like Candida.

Germs can’t escape colloidal silver no matter how much they mutate. And colloidal silver doesn’t harm good bacteria. There are no known risks to using colloidal silver internally or externally.

Bob Livingston

is an ultra-conservative American and author of The Bob Livingston Letter™, founded in 1969. Bob has devoted much of his life to research and the quest for truth on a variety of subjects. Bob specializes in health issues such as nutritional supplements and alternatives to drugs, as well as issues of privacy (both personal and financial), asset protection and the preservation of freedom.

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  • czman75

    I get the need for the antibiotics (available from pet stores…), but try to find a doctor that will prescribe a years worth of personal meds, let alone a pharmacy that will fill it or in a lot of cases, a medical insurer that will allow it. Mine won’t…

  • Shakti

    I agree with czman75. I don’t know a physician or a pharmacy that will provide a year’s worth of any prescription. When you write an article like this, you need to tell your readers HOW they may be able to do this. Otherwise, there is no purpose in writing such an article other than to have your readers feeling “helpless” to do anything about their situation.

  • http://WaterForMyKids.com Lloyd

    I talked to a vet about worm medicines for myself – he told me that if I tell him “I have a dog, about 50 kg….” I will have to bring the dog into his clinic. If, on the other hand, I tell him that “I have a small horse, and need some meds”, he can just give it to me w/o ever seeing my ‘horse’.

    • steve in AZ

      Get some Master Mineral Solution. It kills all parasites and pathogens. It’s cheap and lasts forever – stock up to help your fellow survivors after a shtf scenario. See my comment below. Good luck, Lloyd. :)

  • Nobody’s Fool

    I understand that colloidal silver does have a side effect, that of turning people blue. This can be googled.

    • OLD MAN

      Turning blue…..You are referring to argyria. Don’t just lump it into one bad thing. There are reasons why this could happen but with common sense and a little information about Colloidal Silver it JUST DOESN”T happen. Yes….Improper or EXCESSIVE use of the wrong kind of Colloidal Silver does have the possibility of turning the skin a bluish color.

    • http://PersonalLibertyDigest Ariviste

      Dead turns one blue also.

  • steve in AZ

    I use a product called Master Mineral Solution for EVERYTHING. I don’t/won’t take antibiotics.

    The FDA has persecuted the main promoter of this product – so for “those who have ears to hear, let them hear”. Google search Master Mineral Solution and Jim Humble. He has actually had to found a church to escape some of the persecution from the FDA. A year’s supply for an individual costs about 20 bucks. There are protocols resulting in cures for any disease brought on by pathogens or parasites even including cancer.

    I can’t tell you everything about this product here. ESPECIALLY in a survival type situation. I don’t sell this product. I spread the word about it because I like to help people who are intelligent enough to help themselves, and because I feel an obligation to oppose the all-powerful FDA whenever I get an opportunity.

    Good luck,Americans. I hope no liberals happen to see this advice!! ROTFLMAO!!!

  • MNGS

    MMS is concentrated B L E A C H… if you’d like to suffer symptoms consistent with corrosive injuries, such as vomiting, stomach pains, and diarrhea. Along with possible kidney failure & death… go right ahead & win the Darwin award for 2012.

    • steve in AZ

      This is incorect info, based on ignorance. Do your own due diligence,people. I’ve been using it for over a year now, daily, and have had only positive results, as has my entire family. Don’t buy in to the constipated mindset of the – FDA,BigPharma,AMA,Insurance Company- alliance of illusion, and don’t listen to the opinions of those who get their info from college textbooks forced upon unsuspecting students by the federal government through their funding sword.

      As a matter of fact, the FDA approved this product in a mouthwash recommended to me by my dentist, over ten years ago, as an alternative to using alcohol-based mouthwash. However, the FDA has prohibited the sale of this product as a supplement. Subsequently, it’s sold as a water purification product (and that’s ANOTHER benefit of it in a survival situation).

      You can read the first half (or maybe more, by now) of Jim Humble’s book on the subject, for free, on the web. Using this product alone, and administering it in person, he has cured more than 75000 cases of malaria – most of them in 4 hours or less. Malaria is responsible for more than one million deaths per year, worldwide. You’re being manipulated by those on top.

      I’m sixty years old and have been to the doctor three times in the last 20 years. QUIT taking the Big Pharma antibiotics, and quit “buying in” to the illusion. Unless, of course, you are liberal.

      Good luck,Americans – time to think for yourselves.

  • MNGS

    Very many processed oral antibiotics (almost all) have a short shelf life & can only be prescribed by a Dr. Don’t waste your money attempting to stock up on these drugs that have such short expiration dates. Once they expire, they are inert & some also break down to their base ingredients & actually become harmful.

    Also, no self-respecting Dr will write you a Rx for a years’ worth of antibiotics you don’t need because you do not actively have an infection at the time. There is a reason why they only give you 10-14days worth (or less for the much stronger ones). Moreover, have fun trying to find a pharmacy or insurance company willing to fill the Rx even if you do get one.

  • Jesika

    Stocking up on antibiotics is pointless… this information was interesting to read Thank You for sharing….we do over use antibiotics and tend to rely on broad spectrum drugs… all the crazy solutions are just crazy… here is my sound advice to anyone willing to listen…
    1) Get a healthy amount of sleep every night (about 8 hours)
    2) Drink water
    3) Exercise daily
    4) Eat a healthy diet (fruits veggies lean meat and whole grains)

    and don’t waste your time with mean negative comments… they are pointless… if you don’t have something nice to say shut the [comment has been edited] up .. I mean don’t say anything at all ;)

  • FreedomFighter

    TWO PATIENTS
    Two patients limp into two different medical offices with the same
    complaint. Both have painful trouble walking and appear to require hip surgery.

    The FIRST patient is examined within the hour, is x-rayed the same day
    and has a time booked for surgery the following week.

    The SECOND sees his family doctor after waiting 3 weeks for an
    appointment, then waits 8 weeks to see a specialist, then gets an
    x-ray, which isn’t reviewed for another week and finally has his
    surgery scheduled 7 months away, pending the review boards
    decision based on his age and remaining value to society.

    Why the different treatment for the two patients?

    The FIRST is a Golden Retriever taken to a vet.
    The SECOND is a Senior Citizen on Obama care…

    In November, VOTE out OBAMACARE

  • http://none Claire

    Obamacare isn’t in effect yet. My husband had two botched surgeries that I believe caused his death. Health care/the medical profession is not so damn great. I could write a book. Better yet, I should consider a lawsuit. My son had to have 3 stents unclogged–his insurance company “Health Alliance” didn’t want to pay for the surgery. It took them one month and one week to decide to pay for the corrective surgery. My son had 3 new stents placed inside the clogged ones and a new stent at each end. Don’t tell me Obamacare is going to be worse. Heck, death panels are already in practice.

    • FreedomFighter

      Think they are incompetent now? Wait till obamacare takes full effect…government control breeds incompetence like flies.

      Laus Deo
      Semper Fi

      • http://none Claire

        Incompetence exists in every workplace scenario, including the government. So what do you think about the Romneycare that he instituted in Massachusetts? Isn’t it about the same as Obamacare?

  • Patricia

    I have used VA Health Care for over 20 years. You can’t get much more “government oriented” than that. I have had 3 major surgeries; I’m a Colon cancer survivor; and I wouldn’t trade private Doctors for the really great ones that I have had, ever! If Obamacare is even a tiny bit as good as VA care, I think that many people will be just fine with it. And, for those who have NO health care without Obamacare, they will be darn thankful to have Government Health care, just as I am.

    • P

      Interesting. I, too, have VA Health Care. It’s a perfect example of socialized medicine. In the more than 20 years that I’ve been going I have been misdiagnosed way too many times and the diagnoses weren’t minor (ex: leukemia, AIDS, HIV, systemic lupus, etc.). Because I have been outspoken regarding the medical treatment we vets have received, I have had threats (or warnings) on my life.
      For years I’ve had to take witnesses with me because of the constant contradictions between what happens at appointments and ends up being put in my medical records.
      Both in the military AND at the VA, I witnessed doctors copying symptoms from medical books rather than what I was actually saying to match what they wanted to put down as the diagnosis.
      I recognize that there are some vets who get good (and perhaps even exceptional) care; such as the POWs or war amputees, etc., but those are a select few compared to the majority.
      Sure, I’ve had a good doctor here and there, but overall, there is no way I would EVER wish the VA’s (or military’s) type of medical treatment on anyone.
      Many vets, such as myself, know that when “tshtf” vets will be among the first targets of the fed to be thrown in the camps or permanently “retired.”
      Also, for you vets out there: Be very careful pursuing any type of emotional/mental treatment. Our records are NOT private to the gov’t regardless of HIPAA. Any excuse will be sought to eliminate the so-called threats.
      At the drop of a hat, I’d stand and defend Americans, our constitutional God-given rights and this blessed country, but keep in mind, the gov’t is not the country.
      In the meantime: exercise faith, stay loyal and pray often for strength and guidance. It’ll all work out in the end.

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